Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) released

By corbet The Ubuntu 17.10 release is out. “Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including
a new 4.13-based kernel, glibc 2.26, gcc 7.2, and much more.

Ubuntu Desktop has had a major overhaul, with the switch from Unity as
our default desktop to GNOME3 and gnome-shell. Along with that, there
are the usual incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and
Qt, and updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice.”
See the
release notes
for more information.

From: LWN


Security updates for Thursday

By corbet Security updates have been issued by CentOS (wpa_supplicant), Debian (db, db4.7, db4.8, graphicsmagick, imagemagick, nss, and yadifa), Fedora (ImageMagick, rubygem-rmagick, and upx), Mageia (flash-player-plugin, libxfont, openvpn, ruby, webmin, and wireshark), openSUSE (cacti, git, and upx), Oracle (wpa_supplicant), Red Hat (kernel-rt, rh-nodejs4-nodejs-tough-cookie, rh-nodejs6-nodejs-tough-cookie, and wpa_supplicant), Scientific Linux (wpa_supplicant), and Slackware (libXres, wpa_supplicant, and xorg).

From: LWN


How to run DOS programs in Linux

The classic DOS operating system supported a lot of great applications: word processors, spreadsheets, games, and other programs. Just because an application is old doesn’t mean it’s no longer useful.read more

From: LXer


Distribution Release: Ubuntu 17.10

By distro@distrowatch.com Adam Conrad has announced the availability of a new version of the popular Ubuntu distribution. Ubuntu 17.10, which carries the codename “Artful Aardvark” switches the default desktop from Unity to GNOME. “Codenamed “Artful Aardvark”, Ubuntu 17.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source….

From: DistroWatch


Ubuntu 17.10 Debuts Officially with GNOME 3.26 on Top of Wayland, Linux 4.13

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Canonical today announced the release of the Ubuntu 17.10 operating system, dubbed Artful Aardvark, which brings major changes to Ubuntu Desktop as we know it.

You probably already know many of Ubuntu 17.10’s new features as we blogged about them during its six-month development cycle. The first thing users will notice when running Ubuntu 17.10 is that their beloved Unity user interface is gone, as it’s been replaced with the GNOME 3 desktop environment.

Running on top of Wayland, GNOME 3.26.1 is being used as default session, making the Ubuntu GNOME flavor obsolete. That’s right, Canonical decided to adopt the next-generation Wayland display server too, putting the X.Org Server session on the back seat, as a fallback for PCs whose graphics cards do not support Wayland.

“The Ubuntu GNOME flavor has been discontinued. If you are using Ubuntu GNOME, you will be upgraded to Ubuntu… (read more)

From: Softpedia